Series – Healthy Choices with Rising Food Costs!

Another way of choosing healthy options with rising food costs is serving frozen fruits and veggies more often.  Frozen vegetables may be even more healthful than some of the fresh produce sold in supermarkets.  Fruits and vegetables chosen for freezing tend to be processed at their peak ripeness, a time when—as a general rule—they are most nutrient-packed.

At your KES Club and at home choose frozen fruits more often and serve up smoothies on a regular basis.  They are quick, easy and nutritious.  Try freezing any left over fruit you may have left in your fridge at the end of the week as well, and keep them in stock for serving up smoothies each week. Try this nutritious smoothie today and ensure you are getting your daily fruits and veggie servings despite rising food costs!

Berry Banana Wake Up Shake!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup low fat yogurt

Directions:

In a blender, liquefy fruit with a small amount of the milk. Add remaining milk and yogurt; blend until smooth. If shake is too thick, add extra milk or soy beverage to achieve desired consistency.

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Recipe sourced from: http://www.dietitians.ca/Downloads/Factsheets/Get-Frozen.aspx

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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